Nobu Indian Wells

Project Description

Nobu Indian Wells represents the latest addition to Chef Matsuhisa’s empire of Asian fusion restaurants. It was constructed in tandem with new Stadium 2 at Indian Wells Tennis Garden and completed just weeks before the 2014 BNP Paribas Open. Going from Schematic Design to Restaurant opening in just under six months, this unheard-of building schedule compares only to the menu. No detail was overlooked, nor underbuilt, as the Japanese Craftsman-style includes Brazilian Walnut Ipe wood floors, custom made teak furniture and cabinetry, open rafter ceiling, and works-of-art light fixtures. While no two Nobu’s are alike, this one offers the most unique sushi experience yet, offering window-front dining to the tennis matches. Rave reviews from fans and players alike poured in throughout the Open, most speaking to the unblemished perfection that is Nobu’s culinary trademark.

Project Details

Indian Wells, California
January 2014
Interior Design


We were given 10 months and 10 days to finish this project. The finishes were the finest finishes that could be found. The building was floor to ceiling teak on top of Japanese plaster. The challenge with the teak was that it cracks and expands in the heat. So, the solution for this was keeping the site temperature and moisture controlled.


  • A 5-star dining experience with window-side seating so you can watch some of the best players in the world while dining on some of the finest cuisines in the world.
  • Unrivaled craftsmanship on the interior design of Nobu, complete with custom made furniture and light fixtures.